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Laue diffraction lenses for astrophysics: From theory to experiments

Abstract : Based on the laws of X-ray diffraction in crystals, Laue lenses offer a promising way to achieve the sensitivity and angular resolution leap required for the next generation of hard X-ray and gamma-ray telescopes. The present paper describes the instrumental responses of Laue diffraction lenses designed for nuclear astrophysics. Different possible geometries are discussed, as well as the corresponding spectral and imaging capabilities. These theoretical predictions are then compared with Monte-Carlo simulations and experimental results (ground and stratospheric observations from the CLAIRE project).
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H. Halloin. Laue diffraction lenses for astrophysics: From theory to experiments. Experimental Astronomy, springer Link, 2006, 20, pp.171-184. ⟨10.1007/s10686-006-9063-0⟩. ⟨in2p3-00130760⟩



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